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    Find reviews by LSE alumni and LSE staff and students with our new site features

Find reviews by LSE alumni and LSE staff and students with our new site features

Users can now find content created by LSE alumni and by current LSE staff and students much quicker with […]

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    Book Review: DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, edited by Matt Ratto and Megan Boler

Book Review: DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media, edited by Matt Ratto and Megan Boler

Contributors to this volume examine DIY activism, describing new modes of civic engagement that include Harry Potter fan activism […]

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    Book Review: The Violence of the Image: Photography and International Conflict, edited by Liam Kennedy and Caitlin Patrick

Book Review: The Violence of the Image: Photography and International Conflict, edited by Liam Kennedy and Caitlin Patrick

The Violence of the Image is a thought-provoking book that examines the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery […]

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    Book Review: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Book Review: Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future by Martin Eve

Martin Eve’s new book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of open access and scholarly communication in the […]

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    Book Review: Luxury: Fashion, Lifestyle and Excess by Patrizia Calefato

Book Review: Luxury: Fashion, Lifestyle and Excess by Patrizia Calefato

Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This text examines luxury […]

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    Book Review: Re-collection: Art, New Media and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito

Book Review: Re-collection: Art, New Media and Social Memory by Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito

In Re-collection, Richard Rinehart and Jon Ippolito argue that the vulnerability of new media art illustrates a larger crisis for […]

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    Book Review: Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens by Christina Slade

Book Review: Watching Arabic Television in Europe: From Diaspora to Hybrid Citizens by Christina Slade

What are Arab Europeans watching on television and how do programmes affect their identities as Europeans? In Watching Arabic Television […]

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    Book Review: The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard by Kylie Mirmohamadi

Book Review: The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard by Kylie Mirmohamadi

Jane Austen’s novels are constantly re-imagined on page and screen. The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen explores the fascinating realm […]

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    Book Review: Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines by Andrea McDonnell

Book Review: Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines by Andrea McDonnell

Celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions of issues each week. What attracts us to these magazines? And why do […]

The Great British Bake Off Reading List

With the final of the fifth series of the Great British Bake Off now approaching, this week’s Reading List […]

3 ways podcasting can make you a more engaged academic

National Podcast Day is 30th September and is a day dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public […]

Book Review: Walter Benjamin and the Media by Jaeho Kang

In Walter Benjamin and the Media, Jaeho Kang strikes a near perfect balance between biographical narrative and theoretical analysis. In doing […]

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    Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

Book Review: The Unruly PhD: Doubts, Detours, Departures, and Other Success Stories by Rebecca Peabody

This book is a useful and comforting resource for anyone interested in understanding how individuals get through their PhD […]

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    Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

Book Review: The Food History Reader: Primary Sources edited by Ken Albala

The Food History Reader is a very welcome addition to the field of food history and will serve as a […]